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Prof. Dr. Friedbert Pflueger
Together with a group of leading German Internet entrepreneurs and investors, in early 2016 Professor Dr. Friedbert Pflueger founded the Internet Economy Foundation (IE.F) – a Berlin-based think tank dedicated to fair competition in the Internet and to Europe’s digital future. As the IE.F’s Chairman, Professor Pflueger steers its activities as an impartial organization that seeks to be a pioneering voice for politics, the economy and society in the context of digitalization. Professor Pflueger also has a variety of other activities as the Founder and Managing Partner of Pflueger International GmbH and as a Senior Advisor for the international strategy consulting firm Roland Berger. Since 2009 Professor Pflueger has also served as director of the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) at King’s College London. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council of the US. Friedbert Pflueger studied Political Science, Economics and Constitutional Law in Göttingen, Bonn and at Harvard, where he also taught at the Center for International Affairs under the supervision of Samuel Huntington. In 1989, he was visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. After his studies, Professor Pflueger worked in the Berlin Senate Chancellery between 1981 and 1989 and became one of the closest collaborators of Richard von Weizsaecker (the former Mayor of Berlin as well as German Federal President), first as Speechwriter, later as Bureau Chief and Press Officer. In 1990, Professor Pflueger was elected to the first unified German Parliament, and served as Deputy Minister in the Defense Ministry during the first Merkel Government.